Improvements to Roads & Bridges, 2012
By James P.
February 8, 2012
to normal required maintenance, an estimated $3,489,212 worth of
to County roads and bridges is scheduled that will be 79 percent
funded. Local funds are gas tax and license fees returned monthly to
by the State of Ohio for County Highway operations. No real estate or
taxes fund Darke County roads and bridges. The County Engineer and
Department are responsible for over 519 miles of County road and 530
County and Township roads.
RESURFACING: The following twelve County roads which total
are scheduled for resurfacing during May
July at an estimated contracted local cost of
S.R. 185 Miami Co. Line
Vers.-SE Miami Co. Line
S.R. 47 Shelby Co. Line
N. Star-Ft. Lor.
Mercer Co. Line 2.00
MARKING: During the summer months, about 40 miles of road will have new
centerline/no passing markings applied, and about 70 lane miles (35
will have white edge-line markings applied at an estimated local cost
$28,950. The project is expected to use 650 gallons of yellow paint and
gallons of white paint. Centerline markings are estimated to cost $260
and edge-lines will cost $265 per mile.
REPLACEMENT: An estimated 60 roadway culverts and many subsurface tile
crossings will be replaced in the upcoming year on those roads to be
in 2013. All work will be done by County personnel and equipment, and
estimated cost of labor, materials, and equipment is $118,360.
SEALING: An expected 50 miles of County Road will have pavement cracks
with hot applied crack sealant material by County personnel. The total
estimated cost for this work is $156,000 and will be performed
estimated 979 STOP AHEAD and yellow warning signs will be replaced on
Roads to meet the new reflectivity mandates. The cost of the signs is
at $50,500 with a federal grant providing 80% or $40,400 of this
total cost, including hardware, labor and equipment is estimated at
all work will be done by County personnel and equipment.
RECONSTRUCTION: A major widening and reconstruction project will be
in late summer on Frazers Road from the Preble County Line to
for a length of 3 miles. The work will include culvert replacements,
and shoulder widening and overall road enhancement. The estimated cost
$866,881, substantially funded by the Ohio Public Works Commission with
estimated County cost of $225,389 (26%).
Road Improvement Costs: $3,050,691
estimated local cost: $2,368,799 (78%)
CONSTRUCTION BY COUNTY EMPLOYEES:
bridges will be replaced and six bridges will be rehabilitated by
personnel during the upcoming year.
of this cost will be reimbursed by
Randolph Co., Ind.
Total County Obligation: $ 382,931 (87%)
account estimates include cost of County labor and equipment with large
overhead rates required by state law and policy)
an estimated $3,489,212 of road, bridge, and culvert improvements will
in 2012 to County roads and bridges on County and Township Roads in
County with an estimated cost of $2,751,730 in local funds.